Business

Reece & Nichols drops ampersand between names

The real estate firm’s new name, ReeceNichols Real Estate, further cements the 2001 merger between the J.D. Reece Co. and J.C. Nichols Real Estate. The ampersand doesn’t disappear. It’s moving off to the left side in a new logo.

Technology

Revenue jumps at Twitter, but growth remains a concern

Revenue soared 124 percent, and the average number of people using the microblogging service in June was up 6 percent from March. But Twitter faced continuing problems getting people to return to the service, with the average user refreshing a Twitter feed 792 times a month on average during the quarter, less than the first quarter and last year’s second quarter.

Agency says McDonald’s, not just franchisees, is liable for worker treatment

The National Labor Relations Board decision, if upheld, could make it easier to unionize fast-food worker nationwide. It also strikes at the stance taken by McDonald’s and some other fast-food chains that franchisees, rather than the chains, set wages. That position would be weakened considerably if McDonald’s and others are declared joint employers.

Agency says McDonald’s, not just franchisees, is liable for worker treatment

The National Labor Relations Board decision, if upheld, could make it easier to unionize fast-food worker nationwide. It also strikes at the stance taken by McDonald’s and some other fast-food chains that franchisees, rather than the chains, set wages. That position would be weakened considerably if McDonald’s and others are declared joint employers.

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Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Applebee’s parent company reports a bigger profit

Dine Equity saw an increase in second-quarter earnings thanks to stronger sales at its Applebee’s and IHOP restaurant chains. Julia Stewart, Dine Equity’s chairwoman and chief executive, said both restaurant chains “outperformed their respective categories based on industry sales data” during the quarter.